General Tools

Model 5B

Internet #100659792

5 in. Circle Cutter

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For nearly 85 years General Tools has grown to become the recognized industry leader for specialty hand tools and instruments. This standard adjustable circle cutter works like an adjustable hole saw. It has a maximum safe speed of 500 RPM. Its capacity is 1 to 6 In. The shank is 3/8 In round for use in any drill press. Produces precision circles in sheet metal, brass, copper, soft steel, aluminum, plastic, wood, and composition materials. Bodies are constructed of heat treated tool steel for durability. All circles have replaceable pilot bits. Replaceable cutter blades are made of high speed steel for precise and clean cuts.

  • Replaceable high speed steel blade and replaceable 1/4 In pilot bit
  • Max Safe speed is 500 RPM
  • Adjustment made with included Hex wrench
  • Heat treated steel for durability




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Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 7 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This is the best hole saw for the money. It works great. I had one bought one of these years ago and I needed another one. I stopped at a competitor and bought a different one but after I got it home and examined it, it was not properly made and had to send it back. I pulled up HD on the internet and keyed in what I wanted and there it was, but the store did not carry the item. They ordered it in and a couple of days I got an email that it was in. It works perfectly. June 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by will do the job I have several of these and use them to cut to 1 1/2" oak wood. To cut through thick wood you must be able to slow down the speed to approximately 500 RPM or the wood will burn. The problem I have is sharpening the cutter. It is very difficult to sharpen one perfectly but you can order more blades for about $5.00 each if you do a web search. General tools does make an up size model for a larger hole but again buy extra blades. January 22, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This is the best tool that I use to make scale model trick fenders The tool works great as I cut different size fenders from wood and cut in half to form two fenders for the scale model 18 wheelers . these models are about 24 inches long and are much like the real trucks. Had to look hard to find this tool on line ,& Home Depot was the only CO that had it Thanks August 24, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by good features for the price well made and stronger with a 3/8" shaft. Only con is that the cutter is softer than it should be. Fine for wood and plastics. Not well suited for cutting harder metals. July 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Does the job It seems to do the job it is designed for. The web page is a bit confusing. As I recall it shows two different views that seem to be of somewhat different designs. This was my first time ordering via the web with home delivery and it worked well. September 6, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 5" Circle cutter by General Tools Works well on wood. used it to cut holes in speaker cabinets. You have to order this product online, they don't have it inside the Erie store. April 17, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product This worked great for making small speaker baffles. Nice clean cut. August 14, 2012
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